Brothers and co-founders Theo and Karl Albrecht, in their eighties, own the company.
Co-Chairman: Karl Albrecht
1946: Brothers Theo and Karl Albrecht
took over their father's grocery shop
1960: The two brothers separated the business into two regions: Aldi Nord
(north) based in Essen, was run by Theo Albrecht and Aldi Süd
(south) based in Mülheim, was run by Karl Albrecht
1971: Karl Albrecht
made a rare public appearance, when Theo was kidnapped for 17 days.